May 19, 2009

Feeling Victorious!

I only wish it was because I had gotten "The Call" from an agent as my awesome fellow Blogger Jody Hedlund did yesterday. (Congrats Jody!!!) BUT I still made it over a large hurdle. I have perfected my query letter...and I LOVE IT! That in itself is immensely victorious!

So here is how I am feeling right now....



My head is spinning and moving at light speed. All I can think about is which agents to query and how to find them and how many agents I should send it to and and and and... I am feeling super light headed (possibly because I am hungry though...tough call there) and I am beyond euphoric.

Have I gone crazy? How did you feel when you pushed out the query letter that made you jump with excitement?

***Are you scared of how I'll react when I do get "The Call"? Because I am!!!***

**UPDATE! Got first FULL Manuscript request!***

19 comments:

Theresa said...

FANTASTIC! i'm looking forward to the first signed copy at my doorstep fed ex'ed to me overnight.....

JM81 said...

The only thing I'm scared about on your reaction to "The Call" is when you ditch me unless I buy you more gnomes :) hehe. Congrats on the query letter...Nice job! Good Luck! Best Wishes and all that! :)

Jody Hedlund said...

Marybeth! You are too sweet! I still can't believe it's true. I keep waiting for her to email me and say oops, wrong person!

The query is absolutely one of the hardest things to write! So congrats on getting one you like! When I sent mine, it was fun but nerve-wracking too! I hope you get some bites soon!

T. Anne said...

Well publish your query! I want a peek.

Lynnette Labelle said...

Is that your daughter? So cute!

I have written a query, but haven't sent it out because the manuscript wasn't ready. I'm in the process of reworking it now. Then, I'll redo the query.

That's great that you love your query. The love's got to start from you.

Lynnette Labelle

”Lynnette Labelle’s Blog”

Marybeth said...

That is my daughter a few years ago...Love that picture...and for all that are following these comments...

I've already got a request for a full manuscript!!!

I'm trying NOT to get too excited but I can't help it!

T. Anne said...

Marybeth, That is incredible! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!

Marybeth said...

Thanks T. Anne!!! What is your email address? (You can send it to mb@marybethsmith.com if you don't want to put it up on my blog)

JM81 said...

WOOHOO! Yay for getting a request for a manuscript! :) So proud of you!

JM81 said...

Grrrrrr. I wish I was home so I could find you on chat and say congrats! LOL

Marybeth said...

JM81...isn't that what Twitter is for???

Katie said...

I love finishing a query and feeling happy with it! And a full manuscript request - that's awesome!! Please keep us updated! Plus... I am officially stalking you about the facebook stuff. I will not rest until I've gotten my answer. I will email you three times every day until I get my answer.... okay, maybe I won't do that. :)

Litgirl01 said...

Oh my gosh Marybeth...I am thrilled!!!!!! Seems like people are getting represented left and right! I can't wait to query!

JM81 said...

I can't get on Twitter from work anymore either... they found that one out pretty quickly :(

Danyelle said...

Yay for feeling good, and congrats on the full request! Good luck!

Jessica said...

Oh LOL! What a cute pic. :-)

Yay! A full request. You are on your way.... :-)

Krista Phillips said...

Marybeth, CONGRATS! What amazing news!! I might have to hire you to write MY queryletter. LOL

Pen Pen said...

Make sure you edit ALL of the book now--like ur in a time crunch--at least once!! I sent mine out and almost went into a coma when they requested more---I wasn't really ready to send the manuscript. Going back thru it, you change a lot-so hop to it! Even if you've already edited, read it again-cuz you'll for sure feel the freak out need to make it perfect for the agent that requests and u don't know for sure that you'll be waiting long(tho most times u are)!
Congrats on the query! I thought I've never get mine how I wanted it- I was frustrated with trying to push my huge book into a few sentences for a long time!!
yaaayyy!!! :)

CMOM Productions said...

First... amazing photo! Next, it's so exciting to hear about another writer getting that big break! YAY for Jody! AND... Go Marybeth! It won't be long... I feel it!